Product News: FreeStyle InsuLinx Glucose Monitoring System with Insulin Calculator Now Available in Canada

10 May 2012

Abbott has announced that its new FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System is now available in diabetes centres and select pharmacies across Canada. The device is the first blood glucose monitoring device in North America that offers a mealtime insulin calculator for the calculation of suggested insulin doses.

The FreeStyle InsuLinx System is designed to offer suggested insulin doses, as well as other features specifically intended to assist insulin-using patients in more effectively managing their diabetes. The user-friendly features include a touch screen interface, automated logbook, personalization preferences, and USB connectivity for plug-and-play reports. The FreeSyle InsuLinx System is the newest addition to Abbott's portfolio of glucose monitoring products and is designed for people with diabetes who use mealtime (rapid-acting) insulin.

The device is compatible with the FreeStyle Lite blood glucose test strips with ZipWik tabs5 which are designed to offer easy blood application, resulting in a better blood glucose testing experience for people living with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes who are interested in the FreeStyle InsuLinx System should consult with their healthcare professional. This system is now broadly available at diabetes centres and select pharmacies in Canada.

"We're pleased to introduce the FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System in Canada in an effort to assist with the day-to-day challenges endured by individuals with diabetes who use insulin," said
Todd Nelson, General Manager, Abbott Diabetes Care Canada. "The FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Monitoring System is the first innovative system in North America offering insulin calculation technology and new features specifically designed for insulin-using patients. This is a significant advance for the many patients in Canada who may benefit."

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